A whoop ot mingled rage, terror
and pain penetrated to the upper re
gions and heralded the coming of
Elisabeth’a mother, for whom the
Bound, familiar though It was. has
never been robbed of Ita terrors, ran
out of her bedroom And half way
down the stairs to meet her wuiting
offspring She sank down upon one
of the steps and Instantly a pair of
frantic arms were locked about her
knees and a Dutch cropped head and
a huge pink hair ribbon were burled
in her lap.
Elizabeth's mother gathered into
her protecting arms the head, the
pink bows and as much as possible
of the plump, pathetically heaving
"What’s the matter with mothers
baby?" she asked tenderly
“Wow, wow. wow!’* answered
Elizabeth’s mother clasped her lit
tle daughter closer to her "Are you
hurt, darling?” she queried, anxious
"Wow, wow, wow!” The pink bows
vibrated violently, but Indefinitely
"Elizabeth, dear.” said her mother,
trying to uncover the hidden face,
"you must stop crying and tell me
what's the matter. Are you hurt?”
The head merely burrowed deeper
into the friendly lap. "It’s —it’s my
tooth.” gasped Elizabeth, finally.
"Your tooth, sweetheart?' ex
claimed her mother. "Does it ache?'
"No, 1 don't guess so." The answer
came In a tone that was something
between a bellow and a sniffle
"Then what's the matter?" Eliza
beth's mother was growing slightly
peevish under the strain. "Elisabeth,
you've got to stop howling and tell
me.” She raised the tear-stained face
and held it firmly between her two
“Now, tell me/’ she said, authorl
tatively. "If your tooth doesn’t ache,
what are you shrieking about?"
There was a Crash outburst of tears,
but with the Asad came the words
"It’s—oh. It’s earning out!"
Elisabeth's msthsr gave a little sigh
of relief. She Maned the top of the
anguished heed. “That's nothing to
cry about, preelees/* she said, com
fortlngly. “YotfU soon have a nice
new one la Its place.”
"Oh. 1 don’t mind the tooth." wall
ed Elisabeth, *%ut Tom said—oh.
dear! Oh. deer awl We was all out
"We were end playing.” corrected
Elisabeth's mother, gently
“Yesaum. Wo was all out playin'
and Tom be oome along—”
"Tom came along, baby.” Elisabeth's
mother said, patiently.
”Yessum. And Tom be come along
and he said—■“ The remainder of the
story was lost M another whoop of
Elisabeth’s mother rose and led her
email daughter to tho bathroom and
bathed her feee thoroughly
After that oho took the very woe
begone Infant Mto the mother's own
room and sat doom In the big rocking
choir with Elisabeth In her lap and
rocked her until the sobs had ceased
When the moMKo-be-dealred result
had been gained she went to her
dresser and toofc out a paper bag of
soft molasses sandy. Elizabeth s eyes
"Now,” said BMeabeth's mother, ”wc
are going to here a perfectly beautiful
treat. Just us tom"
Fairly radiating joy. Elisabeth bur
ied her more er leas uncertain little
tooth In the fftoee of candy Then
she removed thn candy hastily, gnve
It one look and Immediately set up a
shriek that made the plaster nearl)
start from the walls,
"Wow, wow, wow!” She took up
tho cry whore oho had dropped It a
short time before- "Wow. wow. wow;
My tooth's gone, end Tom said—"
The shriek oeeeed as suddenly as It
had begun. Two largo tear drops were
arrested midway down her fat cheeks
and a smile, beginning In a very small
way. grew and grew until It threat
ened to bisect her face. She ran to
the mirror end regarded Intently the
gap left by the departed tooth
"Why, mother—Tom thald. he tbaid
that when my tooth came out—he
thald that ho know n girl who looked
just like mo, with little poppy eyes
and pink hair ribbonth. and when her
tooth cams flint when my tooth
came out —that when her tooth wath
gone—that I wouldn’t know how to do
anything bet joot whlthle! He thald
that when that Hrl-a tooth that look j
ed like me wntti gone ahe couldn’t
ever talk again And. mother. It
wathn't tho! It kind o' hltheth when
I do It. but I ana talk! 1 can talk
jutht ath much nth ever!"
Elisabeth's mother fled hastily into
the nest room end burled her bead
In e thick bath robe which was bang
Ing in the corner oi me closet.
"The eternal feminine!” she chok
ed "How her father would enjoy It
If 1 should tell him! But I don't he
lleve i'll tell him I think this Is a
case in which only a mother can thor
! oughly sympathize.”
"How do you account for those ne« f
dozen houses of your** in the block
suing off so soon?”
"Because In them 1 nad the six !•**►•
Evidence of Insanity.
"Doctor. I want you to come and ex
amine my husband.'
"What seems to be the matter with
"I am afraid he Is losing tils mind.
Last night we were talking about the
necessity ol reducing our living ex
penses and he said I would have to
spend lees money than I've been
spending for clothes and help m the
"There's nothing strange about such
"I know; but after he had made It
he said. ‘Get that Imebedded In your
No Words Wanted.
Restaurant and lunchroom waiters
, bave a language all their own The
i other day a man stepped up to the
counter of a "one arm" lunchroom and
aaked for a piece of blackberry pie.
The waiter examined the stack of tin
roof plea on the shelf
“Ain’t got no blackberry," he told
“Got any kind of berry pie?”
"Raa and huck,” the waiter yelled,
and the man took a piece of peach
Cause of the Excitement.
The eona of the rich were all en
thusiastically following some one
down the etreet.
"Wtaat'e up?" somebody asked
A rather more accommodating
young nabob than the others turned
“Do you see that tall fellow up
front?” he aaked
"Well,” he said, "he’a discovered a
new way to spend money.”
A SURE THING.
Mra. Smart—Well. I see that Mrs.
Swift has got a divorce
Mr Smart —That means another
Artist With Horse Sense.
Friend—What on earth are you do
ing to that picture?
Great Artist—l am rubbing a piece
of raw meat over this rabbit In the
foreground Mra. De Shoddle will be
here this afternoon, and when she
aees her pet dog smell of that rabbit
aba’ll buy It.
All He Saw.
"Tommy, I noticed you in the front
row at the musical comedy last night.
How did you like the show?"
“Best thing I ever seen! The drum
mer In the orcbestry made twenty
seven different kinds o’ noises with
his Instruments. I counted era!”
Madge—Didn't you think the show
ended rather abruptly?
Mabel—Yes. indeed We had barely
time to take up our things, put on our
hats and coats and get outslda tba
tneater Derore tne curtain went uown.
A Foolish Man.
"What’a tho matter with you and
"Had her partner at bridge the oth
er night. She aaked me to tell her of
any mistakes ahe made.”
"Well, I told bar.”
A Total Failure.
”1 spent a lot of money on that gal
of mine to have ’em learn her pyrog
raphy, as she called it.”
"Did she get on well with It?"
"Can’t make a pie what's wuth put
tin’ in yer mouth.”
"What do you think my wit* said
When I told her I wae going to give
a stag party?"
"I can’t guesa.”
"She said. "What a deer Idea!'"
An Arizona man who was In Chicago
recently for tha purpose of buying
several thousand dollars' worth of
things that he needed in his business
was entertained at one of the coun
"Now,” said his host before they
went Into dinner, ”1 wish you would
do the club the honor of registering.
We like to have the signatures of all
prominent men who come here .’’
The Arizona gentleman looked at
the register for the purpose of dis
covering what other prominent citi
zens bad written their names there,
und up near the top of th< page be
noticed the name of Benjamin Hoop
er 11. A little below that was the
name of Addison Boswortb 111. Evi
dently Mr. Boeworth had been fol
lowed by a humorist, for unde, his
name was written John Smith XIV.
"Well.” said the Arizonian, "theee
chaps ain't got nothin' on me. I
So he wrote:
"Hank Wattles L**
A traveling men stopped to watch
a amall colored boy. who stood on
one foot. Inclined hla woolly head far
to one side, and pounds.: vigorously
on his skull with the palm of bis
"Hello, boy,” grinned the drummer,
whose memory was carried back to
his own boyhood days by the familiar
action, "wtiat are you doing?"
“Got waVab la mah eah,” replied
"Oh. bo,” laughed the drummer. ”1
know just how that la Many a time
I bave felt Just like that after being
“Swlmmln' nuffln’,” the boy ex
claimed, "ah been satin' watabmll
Duluth Is the home of a woman woo.
In the line of absent-mlndednet-s. has
the whole world beaten to a finish
She Is absent-minded from the time
she wakes up until the moment she
goes to sleep.
"Emily,” a friend asked her on one
occasion, "how eld was your mother
when she dledf
"I don't know,” replied Emily sweet
ly. "You know ahe died long beiore I
was born.”—Popular Magazine
Visitor—Personally, I don't think
much of the American method of
Hostess —Why not?
Visitor—Well, take parlour, for In
stance. Having *n* In It makes all the
difference In the world.—Tattler
A Good Account.
Shorty—Before I propose to you.
Miss Goode. I would like to know If
you,bave anything In the bank"*
Miss Goode—Tee, I have, and he's
the manager. We get married next
Landlady (after helping him the 1
third time to meat)—1 thought . you
told me you warn a light enter?
New Boarder —Bo I am. ma'am; I
eat burning toreßee In the dime mu
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Itlorneys and Counselors at Law
Lamar Nat'l Bank Bldg.
Rooms 8. 4 and 6
A general practice In all civil mat
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Physician end Burgas*
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Office phone Red 748
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